Communicable DiseasesCommunicable Disease Control: Programs of surveillance designed to prevent the transmission of disease by any means from person to person or from animal to man.Disease Notification: Notification or reporting by a physician or other health care provider of the occurrence of specified contagious diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV infections to designated public health agencies. The United States system of reporting notifiable diseases evolved from the Quarantine Act of 1878, which authorized the US Public Health Service to collect morbidity data on cholera, smallpox, and yellow fever; each state in the US has its own list of notifiable diseases and depends largely on reporting by the individual health care provider. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)Quarantine: Restriction of freedom of movement of individuals who have been exposed to infectious or communicable disease in order to prevent its spread; a period of detention of vessels, vehicles, or travelers coming from infected or suspected places; and detention or isolation on account of suspected contagion. It includes government regulations on the detention of animals at frontiers or ports of entrance for the prevention of infectious disease, through a period of isolation before being allowed to enter a country. (From Dorland, 28th ed & Black's Veterinary Dictionary, 17th ed)Population Surveillance: Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.Communicable Diseases, Emerging: Infectious diseases that are novel in their outbreak ranges (geographic and host) or transmission mode.Disease Outbreaks: Sudden increase in the incidence of a disease. The concept includes EPIDEMICS and PANDEMICS.Public Health Administration: Management of public health organizations or agencies.Duty to Warn: A health professional's obligation to breach patient CONFIDENTIALITY to warn third parties of the danger of their being assaulted or of contracting a serious infection.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Operations Research: A group of techniques developed to apply scientific methods and tools to solve the problems of DECISION MAKING in complex organizations and systems. Operations research searches for optimal solutions in situations of conflicting GOALS and makes use of mathematical models from which solutions for actual problems may be derived. (From Psychiatric Dictionary, 6th ed)Committee Membership: The composition of a committee; the state or status of being a member of a committee.Mediterranean Region: The MEDITERRANEAN SEA, the MEDITERRANEAN ISLANDS, and the countries bordering on the sea collectively.Patient Isolation: The segregation of patients with communicable or other diseases for a specified time. Isolation may be strict, in which movement and social contacts are limited; modified, where an effort to control specified aspects of care is made in order to prevent cross infection; or reverse, where the patient is secluded in a controlled or germ-free environment in order to protect him or her from cross infection.Epidemiology: Field of medicine concerned with the determination of causes, incidence, and characteristic behavior of disease outbreaks affecting human populations. It includes the interrelationships of host, agent, and environment as related to the distribution and control of disease.World Health Organization: A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.): An agency of the UNITED STATES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that conducts and supports programs for the prevention and control of disease and provides consultation and assistance to health departments and other countries.Developing Countries: Countries in the process of change with economic growth, that is, an increase in production, per capita consumption, and income. The process of economic growth involves better utilization of natural and human resources, which results in a change in the social, political, and economic structures.Public Health Practice: The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.Disease Transmission, Infectious: The transmission of infectious disease or pathogens. When transmission is within the same species, the mode can be horizontal or vertical (INFECTIOUS DISEASE TRANSMISSION, VERTICAL).Decontamination: The removal of contaminating material, such as radioactive materials, biological materials, or CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS, from a person or object.International Cooperation: The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.Health Priorities: Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.WalesNight Care: Institutional night care of patients.World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Organizational Policy: A course or method of action selected, usually by an organization, institution, university, society, etc., from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions and positions on matters of public interest or social concern. It does not include internal policy relating to organization and administration within the corporate body, for which ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION is available.Hygiene: The science dealing with the establishment and maintenance of health in the individual and the group. It includes the conditions and practices conducive to health. (Webster, 3d ed)History, 21st Century: Time period from 2001 through 2100 of the common era.Travel: Aspects of health and disease related to travel.History, 20th Century: Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.AfricaInfection Control: Programs of disease surveillance, generally within health care facilities, designed to investigate, prevent, and control the spread of infections and their causative microorganisms.Sentinel Surveillance: Monitoring of rate of occurrence of specific conditions to assess the stability or change in health levels of a population. It is also the study of disease rates in a specific cohort such as in a geographic area or population subgroup to estimate trends in a larger population. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)SingaporeIncidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Measles: A highly contagious infectious disease caused by MORBILLIVIRUS, common among children but also seen in the nonimmune of any age, in which the virus enters the respiratory tract via droplet nuclei and multiplies in the epithelial cells, spreading throughout the MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM.Seasons: Divisions of the year according to some regularly recurrent phenomena usually astronomical or climatic. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Emigration and Immigration: The process of leaving one's country to establish residence in a foreign country.EnglandUnited States Food and Drug Administration: An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to maintaining standards of quality of foods, drugs, therapeutic devices, etc.Epidemiologic Methods: Research techniques that focus on study designs and data gathering methods in human and animal populations.Tuberculosis: Any of the infectious diseases of man and other animals caused by species of MYCOBACTERIUM.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.United StatesEducation, Medical, Continuing: Educational programs designed to inform physicians of recent advances in their field.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Cause of Death: Factors which produce cessation of all vital bodily functions. They can be analyzed from an epidemiologic viewpoint.Great BritainHealth Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)EuropeDiarrhea: An increased liquidity or decreased consistency of FECES, such as running stool. Fecal consistency is related to the ratio of water-holding capacity of insoluble solids to total water, rather than the amount of water present. Diarrhea is not hyperdefecation or increased fecal weight.Research: Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)Influenza, Human: An acute viral infection in humans involving the respiratory tract. It is marked by inflammation of the NASAL MUCOSA; the PHARYNX; and conjunctiva, and by headache and severe, often generalized, myalgia.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Age Distribution: The frequency of different ages or age groups in a given population. The distribution may refer to either how many or what proportion of the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.Urban Population: The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.HIV Infections: Includes the spectrum of human immunodeficiency virus infections that range from asymptomatic seropositivity, thru AIDS-related complex (ARC), to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Sex Distribution: The number of males and females in a given population. The distribution may refer to how many men or women or what proportion of either in the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.Registries: The systems and processes involved in the establishment, support, management, and operation of registers, e.g., disease registers.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.

The Emerging Infections Network electronic mail conference and web page. (1/1030)

In February 1997, the Emerging Infections Network (EIN) established an electronic mail conference to facilitate discussions about emerging infectious diseases and related topics among its members and public health officials. Later that year, the EIN opened its section of the Infectious Diseases Society of America's home page. The EIN Web page was developed to give its members an alternative route for responding to EIN surveys and to facilitate rapid dispersal of EIN reports. The unrestricted portion of the site allows visitors access to information about the EIN and to published EIN reports on specific topics. For the most part, these are brief summaries or abstracts. In the restricted, password-protected portion of the EIN site, members can access the detailed, original reports from EIN queries and the comprehensive listings of member observations. Search functions in both portions of the EIN site enhance the retrieval of reports and observations on specific topics.  (+info)

A plague on your city: observations from TOPOFF. (2/1030)

The United States Congress directed the Department of Justice to conduct an exercise engaging key personnel in the management of mock chemical, biological, or cyberterrorist attacks. The resulting exercise was called "TOPOFF," named for its engagement of top officials of the United States government. This article offers a number of medical and public health observations and lessons discovered during the bioterrorism component of the exercise. The TOPOFF exercise illuminated problematic issues of leadership and decision-making; the difficulties of prioritization and distribution of scarce resources; the crisis that contagious epidemics would cause in health care facilities; and the critical need to formulate sound principles of disease containment. These lessons should provoke consideration of future directions for bioterrorism planning and preparedness at all levels of government and among the many communities and practitioners with responsibilities for national security and public health.  (+info)

New insights on the emergence of cholera in Latin America during 1991: the Peruvian experience. (3/1030)

After a century of absence, in late January 1991, Vibrio cholerae invaded the Western Hemisphere by way of Peru. Although a number of theories have been proposed, it is still not understood how that invasion took place. We reviewed the clinical records of persons attending hospital emergency departments in the major coastal cities of Peru from September through January of 1989/1990 and 1990/1991. We identified seven adults suffering from severe, watery diarrhea compatible with a clinical diagnosis of cholera during the four months preceding the cholera outbreak, but none during the previous year. The patients were scattered among five coastal cities along a 1,000 km coastline. We postulate that cholera vibrios, autochthonous to the aquatic environment, were present in multiple coastal locations, and resulted from environmental conditions that existed during an El Nino phenomenon. Once introduced into the coastal communities in concentrations large enough for human infection to occur, cholera spread by the well-known means of contaminated water and food.  (+info)

Social ecosystem health: confronting the complexity and emergence of infectious diseases. (4/1030)

The emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases and their rapid dissemination worldwide are challenging national health systems, particularly in developing countries affected by extreme poverty and environmental degradation. The expectations that new vaccines and drugs and global surveillance would help reverse these trends have been frustrated thus far by the complexity of the epidemiological transition, despite promising prospects for the near future in biomolecular research and genetic engineering. This impasse raises crucial issues concerning conceptual frameworks supporting priority-setting, risk anticipation, and the transfer of science and technology's results to society. This article discusses these issues and the limitations of social and economic sciences on the one hand and ecology on the other as the main theoretical references of the health sciences in confronting the complexity of these issues on their own. The tension between these historically dissociated paradigms is discussed and a transdisciplinary approach is proposed, that of social ecosystem health, incorporating these distinct perspectives into a comprehensive framework.  (+info)

Ticks and tickborne bacterial diseases in humans: an emerging infectious threat. (5/1030)

Ticks are currently considered to be second only to mosquitoes as vectors of human infectious diseases in the world. Each tick species has preferred environmental conditions and biotopes that determine the geographic distribution of the ticks and, consequently, the risk areas for tickborne diseases. This is particularly the case when ticks are vectors and reservoirs of the pathogens. Since the identification of Borrelia burgdorferi as the agent of Lyme disease in 1982, 15 ixodid-borne bacterial pathogens have been described throughout the world, including 8 rickettsiae, 3 ehrlichiae, and 4 species of the Borrelia burgdorferi complex. This article reviews and illustrate various aspects of the biology of ticks and the tickborne bacterial diseases (rickettsioses, ehrlichioses, Lyme disease, relapsing fever borrelioses, tularemia, Q fever), particularly those regarded as emerging diseases. Methods are described for the detection and isolation of bacteria from ticks and advice is given on how tick bites may be prevented and how clinicians should deal with patients who have been bitten by ticks.  (+info)

Active bacterial core surveillance of the emerging infections program network. (6/1030)

Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs) is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and several state health departments and universities participating in the Emerging Infections Program Network. ABCs conducts population-based active surveillance, collects isolates, and performs studies of invasive disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, group A and group B Streptococcus, Neisseria meningitidis, and Haemophilus influenzae for a population of 17 to 30 million. These pathogens caused an estimated 97,000 invasive cases, resulting in 10,000 deaths in the United States in 1998. Incidence rates of these pathogens are described. During 1998, 25% of invasive pneumococcal infections in ABCs areas were not susceptible to penicillin, and 13.3% were not susceptible to three classes of antibiotics. In 1998, early-onset group B streptococcal disease had declined by 65% over the previous 6 years. More information on ABCs is available at www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/abcs. ABCs specimens will soon be available to researchers through an archive.  (+info)

Emerging Chagas disease: trophic network and cycle of transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi from palm trees in the Amazon. (7/1030)

A trophic network involving molds, invertebrates, and vertebrates, ancestrally adapted to the palm tree (Attalaea phalerata) microhabitat, maintains enzootic Trypanosoma cruzi infections in the Amazonian county Paco do Lumiar, state of Maranhao, Brazil. We assessed seropositivity for T. cruzi infections in the human population of the county, searched in palm trees for the triatomines that harbor these infections, and gathered demographic, environmental, and socioeconomic data. Rhodnius pictipes and R. neglectus in palm-tree frond clefts or in houses were infected with T. cruzi (57% and 41%, respectively). Human blood was found in 6.8% of R. pictipes in houses, and 9 of 10 wild Didelphis marsupialis had virulent T. cruzi infections. Increasing human population density, rain forest deforestation, and human predation of local fauna are risk factors for human T. cruzi infections.  (+info)

Campylobacter jejuni Infections: update on emerging issues and trends. (8/1030)

Infection with Campylobacter jejuni is one of the most common causes of gastroenteritis worldwide; it occurs more frequently than do infections caused by Salmonella species, Shigella species, or Escherichia coli O157:H7. In developed countries, the incidence of Campylobacter jejuni infections peaks during infancy and again during early adulthood. Most infections are acquired by the consumption and handling of poultry. A typical case is characterized by diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. Obtaining cultures of the organism from stool samples remains the best way to diagnose this infection. An alarming recent trend is the rapid emergence of antimicrobial agent--resistant Campylobacter strains all over the world. Use of antibiotics in animals used for food has accelerated this trend. It is fortunate that complications of C. jejuni infections are rare, and most patients do not require antibiotics. Guillain-Barre syndrome is now recognized as a post-infectious complication of C. jejuni infection, but its incidence is <1 per 1000 infections. Careful food preparation and cooking practices may prevent some Campylobacter infections.  (+info)

Epidemiology studies the patterns, causes and effects of health and disease conditions. It is the cornerstone of public health and informs policy decisions and evidence based practice by identifying risk factors for disease and targets for preventive healthcare. Epidemiologists help with study design, data collection, statistical analysis of data, interpretation and dissemination. Epidemiology helped to develop methodology used in clinical research, public health studies and to a lesser extent basic research in the biological sciences.. Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases are the new infections previously unrecognized infections and old infections reappearing. Epidemiology studies the patterns, causes and effects of health and disease conditions. It is the cornerstone of public health and informs policy decisions and evidence based practice by identifying risk factors for disease and targets for preventive healthcare. Epidemiology helped to develop methodology used in clinical research, ...
Infectious Diseases Disease: conditions that impair normal tissue function Genetic or Metabolic diseases: ex Cystic Fibrosis Disease of aging: ex atherosclerosis Infectious Disease: caused by the invasion of a host by agents whose activities harm the hosts tissues
Infectious diseases are responsible for a quarter of all deaths in the world annually, the vast majority occurring in low- and middle-income countries [1]. There are diseases such as SARS and flu that exhibit some distinct features such as rapid spatial spread and visible symptoms [2]. These features, associated with the increasing trend of globalization and the development of information technology, are expected to be shared by other emerging/re-emerging infectious diseases. It is therefore important to refine classical mathematical models to reflect these features by adding the dimensions of massive news coverage that have great influence not only on the individual behaviours but also on the formation and implementation of public intervention and control policies [2].. Peoples response to the threat of disease is dependent on their perception of risk, which is influenced by public and private information disseminated widely by the media. While government agencies for disease control and ...
MICR 201 Microbiology for Health Related Sciences . Microbiology- a clinical approach by Anthony Strelkauskas et al. 2010 Chapter 8: Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Why is this chapter important?. The world is facing challenges from both new diseases and re-emerging ones. Slideshow 1745080 by haru
Dr. Khan is the developer of bio.DIASPORA, which enables the study of global air traffic patterns and applies this knowledge to help the worlds cities and countries better prepare for and respond to emerging infectious diseases threats. Dr. Brownstein is a co-founder of HealthMap, an online global disease-tracking and mapping tool which leverages information sources on the Internet to detect infectious disease outbreaks around the world.. For the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Dr. Khan analyzed recent worldwide air traffic patterns during the month of February, to predict where passengers travelling into Vancouver would be originating from. His team found that nearly two-thirds of all international passengers traveling to Vancouver came from just 25 cities. Dr. Brownsteins team then concentrated its infectious disease surveillance efforts on those cities, which it continues to do on an hourly basis during the course of the Winter Games (a real-time view of this analysis is available online at ...
In recent years, with the increase in global travel, interaction, and climate change, the distinctions between domestic and global diseases have become difficult to ascertain. This Research Topic will describe Emerging Infectious Diseases (including re-emerging infectious diseases) and Vector Borne Diseases linked to this globalization and climate change. One such example affecting global populations is the Avian Influenza H7N9 found in food sources. Global climate change has also blurred the classical niche demarcations for vectors such as mosquitoes, which are able to carry diseases such as Zika and Dengue, as these invasive species have been found further north of their past territories.Therefore, this Research Topic will focus on global challenges in the identification, transfer, spread, treatment and containment of such diseases and new outbreaks. It will include but not be limited to the following topics:• Increases in population, travel, urbanization, and population density: With an increase in
The global cost of communicable diseases is expected to rise. SARS has put the world on alert. We have now Avian Flu on the watch. Recognizing the global nature of threats posed by new and re-emerging infectious diseases and the fact that many recent occurrences originated in the Asia Pacific regions, there has been an increased interest in learning and knowing about disease surveillance and monitoring progresses made in these regions. Such knowledge and awareness is necessary to reduce conflict, discomfort, tension and uneasiness in future negotiations and global cooperation.... ...
This concept is supported by a number of recent reports from international organizations. The report of the joint World Health Organisation (WHO) and DFID UK Animal Health Programme meeting held in Geneva in September 2005 focused on endemic zoonoses. WHO has drawn attention to the relationship between poverty and the emergence or re-emergence of zoonotic diseases, which are largely neglected. The European Technology Platform for Global Animal Health (ETPGAH) also recognised the importance of neglected zoonoses and identified the need to facilitate and accelerate the development and distribution of effective tools for controlling animal diseases of major importance to both Europe and the rest of the world.. The poor in least developed countries bear a disproportionately high burden of disease through reasons of access to and affordability of healthcare, and vulnerability. The burden of zoonoses falls especially heavily on poor people because (i) they are at greater risk of contracting these ...
Methodology. Both my population pyramid mapping analyses and my 3D mapping techniques can be applied to this work.. The method I used for analyzing population pyramid age-gender relationships with a disease helps pinpoint those age groups most likely to be impacted by specific diseases we pay heed to. Age is important due to the possibility that some diseases, like the Asian Flu of the early 1900s with fears returning most recently, are fatal mostly to adults instead of the two normally nighest risk groups-the young, and the old. With increased life spans now possible for chronic disease victims we could possibly add the sick and disabled to the groups of those most likely impacted in some morbid or mortal way by infectious disease.. This page also applies my grid mapping/zip-mapping small area techniques with False 3D images, still or rotating, used to present the most important results. Diseases of a foreign nature have features that can only be effectively displayed using the 3D modeling. ...
CONCLUSIONS: The EIDAR Research Area is responsive to military-relevant infectious disease threats that are also frequently global public health concerns. Several new EIDAR efforts are underway that will provide Combatant Command Surgeons, Infectious Diseases Service Chiefs, and other Force Health Protection stakeholders with epidemiological information to mitigate the impact of EIDs and antimicro...
Main Article. The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.. ...
See related article posted today: "US urged to launch major campaign against emerging diseases" WASHINGTON, DC (CIDRAP News) Health authorities must remain alert to new and renascent disease threats, experts warned this week at an international medical meeting. ...
See related article posted today: "US urged to launch major campaign against emerging diseases" WASHINGTON, DC (CIDRAP News) Health authorities must remain alert to new and renascent disease threats, experts warned this week at an international medical meeting. ...
http://www.thestar.com/article/248095 Canadian researcher turns the tables on illness with software to seek out drugs hidden abilities Aug 21, 2007 04:30 AM The cure for an emerging...
Kate Pulling, now aged 23 was found to be suffering from an unknown disease in which her immune systems signaling processes fails to function properly leading her to fall sick frequently. She has gone through hospital care for more than a decade as a result of the condition
Article by Stefania Abati, who interviewed with Prof. Massimo Amicosante, Prof. Maurizio Mattei and Prof. Vittorio Colizzi of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", on the collaboration between Italy and Bulgaria for novel vaccines and diagnostics development for the "International Survey: Bulgaria-Italy" of Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency).. It might seem bizarre to the eyes of most people, but in the 21st century we are still fighting against some of mans oldest enemies: infectious diseases. These are still the leading cause of death accounting for a quarter to a third of estimated deaths worldwide. New and re-emerging infectious diseases are posing a rising global health threat and will continue to complicate global health and security over the next 50 years.. The problem is not only relative to Third World countries, but also affects Europe, where medical infrastructure is reasonably good in every country and modern diagnostic facilities are widely available with reasonable ease.. Most of ...
Africa - Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE) Project (English) The development objectives of the Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE) Project are: (i) to strengthen national and regional cross-sectoral capacity for collaborative disease surveillance and epidemic preparedness in West Africa; and (ii) in the event of an eligible crisis or emergency, to provide immediate and effective response to said eligible crisis or emergency. ... See More + The project has five components as follows: 1) The first component, Surveillance and Information Systems, will support the enhancement of national surveillance and reporting systems and their interoperability at the different tiers of the health systems. It has three sub components as follows: (i) Support coordinated community-level surveillance systems and processes across the animal and human health sectors; (ii) Develop capacity for interoperable surveillance and reporting systems; and (iii) Establish an ...
Emerging diseases include HIV infections, SARS, Lyme disease, Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli), hantavirus, dengue fever, and West Nile virus.. Re-emerging diseases are diseases that reappear after they have been on a significant decline. Re-emergence may happen because of a breakdown in public health measures for diseases that were once under control. They can also happen when new strains of known pathogens appear. Human behavior affects re-emergence. For example, overuse of antibiotics has led to drug-resistant pathogens and allowed a return of diseases that once were able to be treated with drugs.. Re-emerging diseases include malaria, tuberculosis, cholera, pertussis, influenza, pneumococcal disease, and gonorrhea.. Travelers should be aware that some diseases thought to be under control in the United States may be experiencing an outbreak in other countries. Ask for information and take precautions before being exposed to one of these diseases.. ...
Infectious diseases are also known as contagious diseases, and there are a number of them out there today. Most infectious diseases are quite curable while some are not.
Results As of 22 April 2020, cumulative incidences of a first acute hospital admission for covid-19 were 15.6 per 100 000 cohort members in northern California, 23.3 per 100 000 in southern California, and 14.7 per 100 000 in Washington. Accounting for censoring of incomplete hospital stays among those admitted by 9 April 2020, the estimated median duration of stay among survivors was 9.3 days (with 95% staying 0.8 to 32.9 days) and among non-survivors was 12.7 days (1.6 to 37.7 days). The censoring adjusted probability of ICU admission for male patients was 48.5% (95% confidence interval 41.8% to 56.3%) and for female patients was 32.0% (26.6% to 38.4%). For patients requiring critical care, the median duration of ICU stay was 10.6 days (with 95% staying 1.3 to 30.8 days). The censoring adjusted case fatality ratio was 23.5% (95% confidence interval 19.6% to 28.2%) among male inpatients and 14.9% (11.8% to 18.6%) among female inpatients; mortality risk increased with age for both male and ...
FAO has proven to be a highly effective and innovative leader in responding to the threat posed by emerging zoonotic diseases. As a prime mover in the promotion of One Health FAO continues to be instrumental in demonstrating the central importance of collaborative partnerships across the sectoral domains of environment, animal health and human health. Through the partnership between USAID and FAO we look forward to being able to continue to provide a broad range of technical, operational and commodity support to those countries most vulnerable to the threat of zoonotic diseases," he said. ...
Infectious Diseases SWOT Analysis And Forecast About Infectious Diseases Human beings are prone to various kinds of infections. Infectious diseases are cau
About infectious disease testingInfectious diseases are caused by microorganisms including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Infectious diseases are one of ...
... are organism-caused disorders; organisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites. Many of the organisms living in the human body are not harmful, and are even helpful. However, there are still some organisms which cause diseases. This forum is for discussing infectious diseases
The standard treatments for infectious diseases are antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals or anti-parasitics, as reported by Mayo Clinic. Knowing the type of germ involved makes prescribing the right...
People around the world are getting healthier and living longer. Infectious diseases are declining around the globe. But at the same time, chronic health
The study of emerging or reemerging infectious diseases is a research of foremost relevance in French Guiana. The high diversity of strains naturally occurring in the environment with wild hosts or vectors intersects with a number of key societal issues. Cutting-edge research in this domain will help improving the health of the population in French Guiana, and it should also provide important clues for the management of emerging diseases elsewhere in the tropics.. The CEBA contributes to this research through innovative actions and programs. For instance, human pathogens provide an excellent example of pathogenic microbiome within humans. The presence or the emergence / reemergence of pathogens may be expressed differently among the human populations that are affected and this topic is studied both from a clinical and evolutionary standpoints by the CEBA.. Back to top. ...
To understand the need to look at animal health in order to forecast threats to human health, you cant do better than the map Ive inserted above (because Blogger, annoyingly, wont let me put it below). It has appeared in various forms in various publications for about 10 years but originates I think from the IOMs Emerging and Reemerging Diseases report in the early 90s. (This iteration comes from the One Health Initiative website.) It depicts the movement of new diseases from animals to humans over about 30 years. Its up-to-date through SARS and through the 2003-05 movement of H5N1 avian flu around the world. Im sure H1N1 will be added soon. How many of those outbreaks could we have shortcircuited if we had been warned of their threat in good time? ...
Do you know what is the electromagnetic hypersensitivity and how dangerous it can be for the nervous system? If unknown, the following report will tell you all about this new disease and its serious consequences. We also know the history of the first Peruvian who suffers and the whole ordeal by having to go through because of the technology ...
A team of researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, has discovered a new disease mechanism in the C9orf72 gene, which is the most common genetic type of ALS.
New drugs to treat people are constantly being developed. This is necessary because new diseases are constantly emerging, and old ones are becoming resistant to currently used drugs because of selection pressure caused by the use of those drugs. There are also still many conditions for which there is no treatment available.
Brewer visited her father and stepmother at their apartment complex in Shawnee, Kansas on April 27, 1998. Her 19-year-old boyfriend, Nicholas Travis, accompanied her during the late evening hours. A photograph of Travis is posted below this case summary. The couple was last seen departing the residence with a friend, Brandon B. Howell, at approximately 12:00 a.m. They were going to run an errand together. A photograph of Howell is posted below this case summary. He told authorities that he dropped Brewer and Travis off at the Circle K convenience store near 75th Street and Interstate 35. They never returned home ...
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Polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) from patients with chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) fail to produce microbicidal concentrations of reactive oxygen species (ROS) due to mutations in NOX2. Patients with CGD suffer from severe, life-threatening infections and inflammatory complications. Granulibacter bethesdensis is an emerging Gram-negative pathogen in CGD that resists killing by PMN of CGD patients (CGD PMN) and inhibits PMN apoptosis through unknown mechanisms. Microarray analysis was used to study mRNA expression in PMN from healthy subjects (normal PMN) and CGD PMN during incubation with G. bethesdensis and, simultaneously, in G. bethesdensis with normal and CGD PMN. We detected upregulation of antiapoptotic genes (e.g., XIAP and GADD45B) and downregulation of proapoptotic genes (e.g., CASP8 and APAF1) in infected PMN. Transcript and protein levels of inflammation- and immunity-related genes were also altered. Upon interaction with PMN, G. bethesdensis altered the expression of ROS ...
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Here, we analyse human infectious disease outbreaks across the world, spanning multiple decades. Our results provide new descriptions of the global disease-scape and our new dataset, now available for others to use, will help advance the field of disease biogeography.. While outbreaks represent an increase in the number of disease cases beyond expectations for a given population, emerging human infectious diseases are further characterized by novelty: for example, diseases that have undergone recent evolutionary change, entered the human population for the first time, or have been newly discovered [5,9]. The number of outbreaks, like the number of emerging infectious diseases, appears to be increasing with time in the human population both in total number and richness of causal diseases. Although our finding implies that outbreaks are increasing in impact globally, outbreak cases per capita appear to be declining over time. Our data suggest that, despite an increase in overall outbreaks, global ...
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Of all the known zoonotic tick borne diseases, tick borne encephalitis caused by TBE virus (TBEV) is the most common tick borne disease transmitted to humans in Europe and eastern and central Asia. It is now endemic in 27 European countries, and has been declared an international public health problem. Since the virus is also transmissible through raw milk and dairy products of infected goats, sheep or cattle TBEV has the potential to make a significant impact on food security and regional economy, especially in areas using traditional methods of milk collection and processing and the use of un pastorised milk for the production of typical local dairy products. We analysed pattern of TBE emergence in northern Italy combining eco-epidemiological long term and extensive surveys. Major drivers of disease emergence were identified in changes in forest management and the rise of ungulate population. Spatial and temporal variation in infection risk is driven by the interaction of several factors, ...
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This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 5-11 June 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, an outbreak of enterovirus and yellow fever.
Recent events clearly illustrate a continued vulnerability of large populations to infectious diseases, which is related to our changing human-constructed and natural environments. A single person with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in 2007 provided a wake-up call to the United States and global public health infrastructure, as the health professionals and the public realized that todays ease of airline travel can potentially expose hundreds of persons to an untreatable disease associated with an infectious agent. Ease of travel, population increase, population displacement, pollution, agricultural activity, changing socioeconomic structures, and international conflicts worldwide have each contributed to infectious disease events. Today, however, nothing is larger in scale, has more potential for long-term effects, and is more uncertain than the effects of climate change on infectious disease outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics. We discuss advances in our ability to predict these events and, ...
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EPIDEMIC DISEASES(by cable. ) Sydney, July 8. A fresh case of small-pox has been reported to the authorities to-day from Glebe, one of the suburbs...
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Heterogeneity in the parameters governing the spread of infectious diseases is a common feature of real-world epidemics. It has been suggested that for pathogens with basic reproductive number R0,1, increasing heterogeneity makes extinction of disease more likely during the early rounds of transmission. The basic reproductive number R0 of the introduced pathogen may, however, be less than 1 after the introduction, and evolutionary changes are then required for R0 to increase to above 1 and the pathogen to emerge. In this paper, we consider how host heterogeneity influences the emergence of both non-evolving pathogens and those that must undergo adaptive changes to spread in the host population. In contrast to previous results, we find that heterogeneity does not always make extinction more likely and that if adaptation is required for emergence, the effect of host heterogeneity is relatively small. We discuss the application of these ideas to vaccination strategies. ...
DUMFRIES and Galloway MSP Jim Hume has called for the Scottish Government to act after Schmallenberg virus (SBV) was detected close to the Scottish border.
Storm victims in Texas are at an increased risk for infection in the wake of catastrophic flooding caused by Harvey, which may bring them into contact with pathogens capable of causing disease, including some that may be unusual to physicians. Among potential threats, diarrheal illnesses and skin infections are the likeliest to spread as storm victims come in contact with contaminated
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Infectious diseases are commonly regarded as a distinct category, with different causes and patterns than chronic or genetic disease. But in fact there are many varieties of genetic susceptibility to infection, the subject of this book, which will be divided into three sections: 1) concepts and methods, 2) genes and pathophysiologic mechanisms, and 3) infectious agents and diseases.
Infectious diseases are commonly regarded as a distinct category, with different causes and patterns than chronic or genetic disease. But in fact there are many varieties of genetic susceptibility to infection, the subject of this book, which will be divided into three sections: 1) concepts and methods, 2) genes and pathophysiologic mechanisms, and 3) infectious agents and diseases.
THE ACT FOR THE PREVENTION OF CONTAGIOUS AND EPIDEMIC DISEASES.--The act of Parliament under which the order in Council respecting the cholera was issued, passed on the 4th of September, 1848. It is entitled An Act to Renew and Amend an Act of the 10th year of Her present Majesty, for the more speedy removal of certain nuisances and the prevention of contagious and epidemic diseases ...
Illnesses caused by infectious diseases are common in children in schools or other childcare settings. Currently there is no common EU approach to the control of communicable diseases in schools or other childcare settings, and existing information is uncertain. ...
An infectious disease is a clinically evident disease resulting from the presence of pathogenic microbial agents, including pathogenic viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, and aberrant proteins known as prions. Infectious diseases are usually qualified as contagious due to their potential of transmission from one person or species to another. Transmission may occur through diverse pathways such as contaminated objects, airborne inhalation, sexual contact or through vector-borne spread.. ...
Okay, everyone. Cold and flu season is upon us, so its time to talk to you about immunity and disease transmission.. Herd immunity occurs when a large portion of the population is immune or less susceptible to a disease. It is mostly mediated by humoral immunity, when B cells have made antibodies and memory cells in response to an earlier infection. Infectious diseases are transmitted from person to person, but when herd immunity is achieved, the chains of transmission are broken. This means that susceptible persons are much less likely to interact with infectious persons, thus reducing the risk of infection by those susceptible.. Practically speaking, herd immunity is achieved mostly by vaccination. The number I see most often to achieve herd immunity is 95%, meaning 95% of the population needs to be vaccinated in order to prevent widespread transmission of the disease. In reality, the requisite percentage is very specific to the disease and its natural history. For most diseases for which we ...
Some infectious diseases are also characterized by an incubation period between exposure to the pathogen and the development of clinical symptoms. If the exposed individual is not infectious during this incubation period (e.g., not shedding virus), it is important to model the incubation time explicitly. Note that there is a difference between an incubation time and a period of latency. A virus may or may not be dormant when an individual is in an exposed state. It is important to model the exposed (E) state explicitly when there is a delay between the time at which an individual is infected and the time at which that individual becomes infectious. In this case an SEIR(S) model is appropriate. Smallpox, for example, has an incubation period of 7-14 days The disease models in STEM are implementations of these compartment models expressed as differential equations. These differential equations have a variety of parameters that are similar to the constants in a chemical rate equation. Users can ...
Some infectious diseases are also characterized by an incubation period between exposure to the pathogen and the development of clinical symptoms. If the exposed individual is not infectious during this incubation period (e.g., not shedding virus), it is important to model the incubation time explicitly. Note that there is a difference between an incubation time and a period of latency. A virus may or may not be dormant when an individual is in an exposed state. It is important to model the exposed (E) state explicitly when there is a delay between the time at which an individual is infected and the time at which that individual becomes infectious. In this case an SEIR(S) model is appropriate. Smallpox, for example, has an incubation period of 7-14 days The disease models in STEM are implementations of these compartment models expressed as differential equations. These differential equations have a variety of parameters that are similar to the constants in a chemical rate equation. Users can ...
Whether you travel for pleasure or business, you want to make it without bad experiences. More than that, you do not want to get ill. That is why you should consider the exposure to infectious agents.. Infectious diseases are all over the world, the risk being universal, so that is why before traveling you should get informed on the potential risks for your health in the area you visit ...
As average life expectancy continues to increase and everyday life for most people in the developed world is safer than it has ever been, the pressure to eliminate remaining hazards has not abated. Now that infectious diseases are no longer the mass killers they were, our expectations of a safe and healthy life have grown.
A number of combined immunisations against diphtheria, tetanus and other infectious diseases are available to provide protection at various life stages.
About 75% of the new diseases that have affected humans over the past 10 years have been caused by pathogens originating from an animal or from products of animal origin. Even though many of the zoonotic diseases have the means to spread over long distances and to become global problems, limited reliable qualitative and quantitative information on their burden is available at the moment. Cecilia Stroe, editor of IAHI, looks into those neglected zoonotic diseases which seem to have been almost forgotten, at least in terms of allocation of funding for research and collective action for control.. ...
Is the shelter you work with prepared to manage an infectious disease outbreak? From before an outbreak to after its contained, here are the steps you need to take.
Anticipating infectious disease emergence and documenting progress in disease elimination are important applications for the theory of critical transitions. A key problem is the development of theory
The rising number of unvaccinated children in the United States increases the risk of vaccine-preventable infectious disease outbreaks, researchers warn.
An Urban Zoo research project in Kenya (more formally called Epidemiology, Ecology and Socio‐Economics of Disease Emergence in Nairobi) is tracking pathogen flows in and around Kenyas capital city.
In English: Zoonosis). Zoonosis significa "enfermedad contraída de un animal". Algunos ejemplos de zoonosis incluyen la tiña, la infección por Salmonella y la rabia. Es posible evitar la zoonosis manteniendo a tu mascota sana, permaneciendo alejado de los animales salvajes y lavándote las manos después de haber tocado animales. Probablemente hayas notado la palabra "zoo" en el término "zoonosis" y ¡ahora sabes por qué!. ...
The Neolithic revolution, and the corresponding transition to agricultural and pastoralist lifestyles, represents one of the greatest cultural shifts in human history, and it has long been hypothesized that this might have ...
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NEW DISEASES AT least one new disease is jumping the species barrier from animals to human beings every year, exposing people to emerging germs at a rate that may be unprecedented. The first work to
Objectives Define infectious disease. Understand the chain of infection. Understand the transmission methods of infectious agents. Identify the six major causes of infectious diseases. Understand the difference between controllable and uncontrollable risk factors. (continued)
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Leptospirosis is a reemerging infectious disease in California. Leptospirosis is the most widespread zoonosis throughout the world, though it is infrequently diagnosed in the continental United States. From 1982 to 2001, most reported California cases occurred in previously healthy young adult white men after recreational exposures to contaminated freshwater. We report five recent cases of human leptospirosis acquired in California, including the first documented common-source outbreak of human leptospirosis acquired in this state, and describe the subsequent environmental investigation. Salient features in the California cases include high fever with uniform renal impairment and mild hepatitis. Because leptospirosis can progress rapidly if untreated, this reemerging infection deserves consideration in febrile patients with a history of recreational freshwater exposure, even in states with a low reported incidence of infection.
A large-scale multiple surveillance system for infectious disease outbreaks has been in operation in England and Wales since the early 1990s. Changes to the statistical algorithm at the heart of the system were proposed and the purpose of this paper is to compare two new algorithms with the original algorithm. Test data to evaluate performance are created from weekly counts of the number of cases of each of more than 2000 diseases over a twenty-year period. The time series of each disease is separated into one series giving the baseline (background) disease incidence and a second series giving disease outbreaks. One series is shifted forward by twelve months and the two are then recombined, giving a realistic series in which it is known where outbreaks have been added. The metrics used to evaluate performance include a scoring rule that appropriately balances sensitivity against specificity and is sensitive to variation in probabilities near 1. In the context of disease surveillance, a scoring rule can
Introduction. Although there have been some recent advances in the diagnosis and management of human infectious diseases, they still are a significant impact and burden on global economies and public health (Jones et al. 2008). Infectious diseases are responsible for a quarter of all human deaths worldwide (King et al. 2006). Most of these are as a result of emerging infectious diseases (EIDs), defined as infections that have newly appeared in a population or have existed but are rapidly increasing in incidence or geographic range (Morse 1995). There are various drivers for the occurrence of EIDs including socio-economic, environmental and ecological factors. Analysis of origins of EIDs for longer than six decades concluded that over 60% are zoonotic of which about 72% originate in wild animals (Jones et al. 1978). It has also been observed that when considering spatial distribution of origins of infectious diseases, the majority are prevalent in and affect developing countries in the tropics, ...
A newly released software program will let health authorities at the site of an infectious disease outbreak quickly analyze data, speeding the detection of new cases and the implementation of effective interventions.
Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance (CORDS), together with the Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance, organized an emergency meeting (September 1-2, 2014, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) to gather and collate first-hand experience from past Ebola outbreaks. The major aim was to identify key lessons that could inform current risk management. This meeting brought together a unique assembly consisting of scientists, policymakers, community and religious leaders, traditional healers, and media representatives from eastern and central Africa. They elucidated 3 major lessons that focus on improving communication, working with communities, and building and strengthening local capacity ...
A team of epidemiologists and computer scientists have developed a new software program, called TranStat, to aid early detection of infectious disease outbreaks.
by Tom McGee , Jun 21, 2011 , Emerging Infectious Diseases, Health Security, Pandemic Response. Rising concerns about the human, political, and economic costs of emerging infectious disease threats and deliberate epidemics have highlighted the important connection between global public health and security. This realization has led security communities, particularly in the U.S., to seek ways to bolster the international health response to public health emergencies as a means of protecting national security. While there have been important recent efforts to strengthen international response to infectious disease threats, there are areas that deserve more attention from both the health and security communities. In this article, we describe two important gaps in international frameworks that govern the response to global public health threats which can negatively affect the security of states: (1) despite attempts to strengthen international rules for responding to public health emergencies, there ...
THE IGBO: JEWS OF NIGERIA? Several years ago, the Internet was introduced into the more rural parts of southeast Nigeria. As it has done for so many people around the world, it opened the eyes of a few young Igbo people and began answering some difficult questions of identity. For Shmuel (who was then called Sam), the nagging question he wanted answered was whether there was any truth to the long-told lore that the Igbo people were once Jews. He began by comparing Hebrew traditions to Igbo traditions, and what he found astounded him. The similarities were so convincing that it sent him off on a journey in the quest to find other Igbo who might be practicing Judaism. RE-EMERGING: The Jews of Nigeria is a journey into the heart of Igboland and into the lives and culture of the Igbo people. The film introduces the world to the many synagogues that dot the land, and a handful of passionate, committed, and diverse characters - each striving to fulfill their historical legacy with few resources and ...
Infectious Diseases As the 21st century approaches, it is clear that the world remains vulnerable to infectious diseases, old and new. In addition to diseases that have been in existence throughout history, more than 30 newly recognized diseases have emerged in the last two decades. Infectious diseases are the worlds leading cause of mortality and the third leading cause of death in the United States. In addition to their human toll, the financial burdens of infectious diseases are enormous. Costs associated with infectious disease have been estimated to exceed $120 billion annually in the United States alone. Over the past half-century, NIAID researchers have made numerous groundbreaking contributions to infectious disease research. NIAIDs scientists and grantees have identified infectious agents and have developed vaccines, diagnostics, and therapies for most of the important human pathogens. For example, NIAID-supported scientists have identified or isolated the agents responsible for many ...
In large-magnitude disasters - such as the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines - public health infrastructure is often dismantled. Extremely poor sanitation conditions, dismantled water and sewage infrastructure, and high-density shelter facilities for victims can propagate multiple disease risks for the victims and aid workers. Outbreaks of infectious diseases can occur 10 days…
ECDC has published Monitoring current threats: ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR), week 5/2014. Click through to download the full report, which is the best worldwide outbreaks survey I know of. The summary: The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR)...
ECDC has published Monitoring current threats, week 33/2014 ECDC Communicable Diseases Threats Report (CDTR). Click through for many links and to download the full report. The summary: The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin intended for...
The threat of a potentially large-scale pandemic caused by a mysterious new disease in Colombia has persuaded some governments to impose strict restrictions on trade and travel to South America.
Birmingham has a strong track record of expertise in the use of cutting-edge genomics and metagenomics approaches to the diagnosis, treatment and surveillance of infectious disease. Recent work has included the development of novel sequencing and bioinformatics methods to aid the interpretation of genome and metagenome scale data generated in clinical and public health microbiology.. Following the outbreak of the Ebola crisis in West Africa, Professor Nick Loman of BHP founder member the University of Birmingham set out to create a mobile lab built around existing technology to transport to Africa. While the market-leading MinION technology had previously been used in investigations of a bacterial outbreak, Nicks lab set out to use it in the context of a viral outbreak for the first time. The team designed a laboratory protocol to permit EBOV genome sequencing on the MinION in order to isolate sufficient DNA for sequencing, and demonstrated proof of principle in pilot experiments at the ...
This symposium brings together in one chamber scientists of Japans Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo and Frances Institut Pasteur, two institutes whose heritage as world-class centers for infectious disease research both stretch back more than 100 years. At a time when emerging and reemerging infectious diseases are posing renewed threats world-wide, this symposium will discuss the facts as well as such topics as the biological defense mechanisms humans and animals employ against disease. In addition, the Keynote speaker will be Alice Dautry, newly inaugurated president since September of the Institute Pasteur. This symposium will be held in English. Attendance is free-of-charge, with no advance registration needed. Please participate freely and actively ...
Looking for reliable information about influenza? The National Academies, advisers to the nation on science, engineering, and medicine, provide objective information about this and other important topics, including how infection works, global challenges to fighting disease, and prevention and treatment options.
Walter H. Koch, PhD, Vice President of Global Research for Roche Molecular Systems, discusses the expansion of research on Zika virus in response to last years outbreak.
A new report shows signs of progress, particularly in public health funding, but many states face difficulties quickly responding to outbreaks.
Susan Huang and colleagues describe an automated statistical software, WHONET-SaTScan, its application in a hospital, and the potential it has to identify hospital infection clusters that had escaped routine detection.
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Zoonotic Diseases According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary the definition of a zoonotic disease is "a disease communicable from animals to humans under natural conditions". Although rare, bacterial and fungal infections in horses, can cause a variety of illnesses in people, from minor skin infections to serious illnesses. Besides touching your horse, even our common chores such as cleaning stalls and grooming may also put us at risk.. In our world of horses, there are numerous zoonotic diseases and we should be more cautious when we come across them. Well highlight a few below but please check out the references listed for additional zoonotic diseases transmitted by horses. Well cover the topic of prevention in another blog.. There are two ways a zoonotic disease can be transmitted, direct and indirect. Ingestion, inhalation, skin contact, contact with mucous membranes or open wounds and bites are examples of a direct transmission. Examples of indirect transmission are insect bites and ...
Combating A Mosquito-Borne Disease. Last week, the World Health Organization reported confirmation of the spread of Chikungunya Virus in the southeastern part of the nation. Physicians verified four cases of the tropical disease in the Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur region. Authorities also revealed the presence of a number of suspected cases of the illness. The patients ranged in age from 3 to 77. They apparently contracted the illness in France after sustaining bites from Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, a species sometimes referred to as the "tiger mosquito" because of its striped body. All of the people who contracted the febrile disease lived in the same region of France. Some people who contract Chikungunya Virus never display overt symptoms of the disease, a factor which may contribute to the spread of virus. Most patients do develop some signs of illness, which may include high fevers and joint pain, skin rashes and headaches.. A Growing Lyme Disease Threat in France. Earlier this summer, health ...
Re-emerging infectious diseases can cause serious health and economic effects in a society. West Nile virus fever is a zoonotic arboviral infection maintained in nature within a cycle between mosquito vectors and birds. This virus was first isolated in Uganda with subsequent reports of epidemics globally. In order to establish effective monitoring and surveillance measures, knowledge on the ecological and transmission patterns is necessary. This study aimed at determining the main reservoir hosts of West Nile virus. Blood samples were obtained from 361 randomly sampled wild birds in Tana River County, Kenya, in the months of October and December 2014. The samples were subjected to nucleic acid based screening for West Nile virus using the virus specific primers in real time polymerase chain reaction after total ribonucleic acid extraction. The amplification was carried out against a standard curve generated using serial dilutions of a synthetic positive control. A total of 65 samples exhibited ...
Bitscopic Inc., a leading provider of health analytics tools, announced today that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has selected its Praedico platform to detect and monitor infectious disease outbreaks across the country. In addition, the VA is going to pilot Bitscopics advanced analytics software for the early detection and management of hospital acquired infections (HAI) and other clinical informatics applications. Bitscopics Praedico scans data from electronic health records (EHRs), laboratories, pharmacies, and other sources in seconds. It has been used to analyze infectious disease data including influenza, dengue, Hepatitis C (HCV), etc. Praedico is a modular, highly configurable, and customizable platform. It can detect and monitor large-scale events such as antibiotic resistance trends and potential major disease outbreaks. In addition, it monitors more localized events and tools, such as patient monitoring devices, and surgical site infections. Read More ». ...
However, syndromic surveillance is the term that has persisted. In defining syndromic surveillance, certain authors have emphasized the importance of monitoring the frequency of illnesses with a specific set of clinical features (18), a definition that does not account for nonclinical data sources. Others have emphasized the importance of prediagnostic data to estimate a communitys health status, particularly by relying on outpatient visits (19). Inherent in the use of existing electronic data to describe prediagnostic health indicators is the central role of timeliness in the analysis, detection, and investigation of alerts. Perhaps the most comprehensive definition to date, and likely the one to be broadly adopted, is provided by CDCs evaluation framework, which describes syndromic surveillance as an investigational approach where health department staff, assisted by automated data acquisition and generation of statistical alerts, monitor disease indicators in real-time or near real-time to ...
Background: Basidiobolomycosis is a rare subcutaneous mycosis, which can be mistaken for several other diseases, such as soft tissue tumors, lymphoma, or Buruli ulcer in the preulcerative stage. Microbiological confirmation by PCR for and culture yield the most specific diagnosis, yet they are not widely available in endemic areas and with varying sensitivity. A combination of histopathological findings, namely, granulomatous inflammation with giant cells, septate hyphal fragments, and the Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon, can confirm basidiobolomycosis in patients presenting with painless, hard induration of soft tissue.. Case Presentations: We report on three patients misdiagnosed as suffering from Buruli ulcer, who did not respond to Buruli treatment. Histopathological review of the tissue sections from these patients suggests basidiobolomycosis. All patients had been lost to follow-up, and none received antifungal therapy. On visiting the patients at their homes, two were reported to have died ...
Mass gatherings bring together people and pathogens (germs) from all over the world. Such events present unique challenges to infectious disease surveillance. Normally rare diseases may temporarily become common at the venue. Highly contagious illnesses can spread quickly in crowded conditions. To help organizers anticipate potential threats, HealthMap and BioDiaspora have collaborated to determine where participants come from and then to increase surveillance of mass media on those parts of the world. We published earlier on our efforts for the Vancouver Olympics, and some readers may recall our map for the FIFA World Cup.. This Sunday marks the start of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, consisting of several rituals which symbolize the essential concepts of the Islamic faith. Muslims from around the world are traveling to Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage. HealthMap and BioDiaspora have produced a map for this mass gathering: http://healthmap.org/hajj/. The map automatically shows alerts ...
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  • Therefore, we conducted a comprehensive study of reporting completeness with an analysis of 53 diseases reported by 8 health care systems across North Carolina, USA, during 1995-1997 and 2000-2006. (cdc.gov)
  • To get around the usage annoyance, it is common for health professionals to speak of colonization (rather than infection ) when they mean that some of the pathogens are present but that no clinically apparent infection (no disease) is present. (wikipedia.org)
  • Infectious disease results from the interplay between those few pathogens and the defenses of the hosts they infect. (wikipedia.org)
  • Non-O157 STEC, also first associated with human disease in the early 1980's, are only recently becoming recognized as important pathogens that cause a spectrum of disease in humans similar to that caused by serotype O157:H7. (who.int)
  • Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) have become the most common bovine mastitis isolate in many countries and could therefore be described as emerging mastitis pathogens. (nih.gov)
  • New zoonoses (pathogens derived from animals) are emerging and known zoonoses are re-emerging in animal. (nicd.ac.za)
  • Thus, the journal has followed the success of public health interventions that permitted to control or eliminate numerous infectious diseases - which were responsible, in the past, for high rates of morbidity and mortality -, and also followed the reemergence of diseases already controlled and the emergence of until then unknown diseases, with a strong impact on the Brazilian population, establishing a little predictable and very challenging path. (scielo.br)
  • Until a century ago, infectious diseases were the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. (frontiersin.org)
  • Non-communicable diseases have achieved high morbidity and mortality rates, first in the developed (affluent) and afterwards in the low- and middle-income countries, dislodging the rich-countries exclusivity premise. (frontiersin.org)
  • Although the fields of genetics and genomics are well established in developed countries, important progress has been made in other countries in recent years, especially in the emerging countries (5). (scielo.br)
  • Do Genetics Affect Communicable Disease? (brighthub.com)
  • Does genetics play a critical role in the evolution of infectious diseases? (brighthub.com)
  • To understand why it is battle, one must understand the critical involvement that genetics plays in this ongoing war against disease. (brighthub.com)
  • The forefront of the war against infectious disease is waged on a microscopic level, one where genetics plays a vital part for the invader as well as the host. (brighthub.com)
  • All patients who were assigned an International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification, diagnosis code for a state-required reportable communicable disease were matched to surveillance records. (cdc.gov)
  • However, coronary disease was rejected as a possible diagnosis during examination. (cdc.gov)
  • Often referred to as "lifestyle" diseases because the majority of them were preventable, illnesses from smoking, alcohol abuse, poor diets and physical inactivity killed some 36 million people a year, mostly in low and middle-income countries where they disproportionately affected people under 60. (un.org)
  • Held under the theme "the impact of non-communicable diseases and neglected tropical illnesses on Africa's socio-economic development," the conference resulted in the approval of a second maternal, newborn, and child health status report, as requested by AU Heads of State and Government in Kampala in 2010. (who.int)
  • We used logistic regression techniques to estimate reporting completeness by disease, year, and health care system. (cdc.gov)
  • Disease-specific reporting completeness proportions ranged from 0% to 82%, but were generally low even for diseases with great public health importance and opportunity for interventions. (cdc.gov)
  • These reports were required to be submitted to the health department within a specified period (i.e., immediately, within 24 hours, or within 7 days), depending on the disease. (cdc.gov)
  • An important change to the communicable disease surveillance system of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) occurred when the state administrative code was amended in September 1998 to require that persons in charge of diagnostic laboratories report positive laboratory results for most diseases already reportable by physicians ( 2 ). (cdc.gov)
  • While emerging economies are influential in global governance, it is not clear that the interests of poorer countries-or even health-will be advanced. (plos.org)
  • One important aspect of this ill-health is the significant increase in degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's which has been referred to as a pandemic of cognitive impairments. (physiospot.com)
  • Communicable Diseases Intelligence (CDI) is a fortnightly publication of the Australian Department of Human Services and Health and the Communicable Diseases Network of Australia and New Zealand. (cdc.gov)
  • Protecting the population from communicable disease is one of seven priority areas from Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan . (oregon.gov)
  • Communicable diseases continue to affect the health of individuals and communities throughout Oregon. (oregon.gov)
  • This can lead to serious health problems such as liver disease, liver failure and liver cancer. (oregon.gov)
  • PHTR enforced controlled movement and removed risk for disease transmission among travelers who had contacts who refused to comply with public health recommendations. (cdc.gov)
  • PHTRs are mechanisms to mitigate spread of communicable diseases and might be critical in enhancing health security during epidemics. (cdc.gov)
  • health, and its importance with regard to non-communicable diseases. (coursera.org)
  • With globalization, strengthened communicable disease surveillance at the global level has become an essential public health instrument. (cdc.gov)
  • I am here to explain you about the relationship between physical activity and health, and its importance with regard to non-communicable diseases. (coursera.org)
  • So then there will be less of a burden of disease for the individual and for the collectivity vice versa bad nutritional habits, lack of physical activity will be accompanied by a long period of increasing the important health problems towards the end of life. (coursera.org)
  • To apply standardized, documented, and carefully monitored evaluation and treatment methods for bioterrorism- and biodefense-related illnesses and emerging infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The authors of Transforming Public Health Practice explain the drivers of change in public health practice, key success factors for public health programs, dealing with the chronic disease burden, the impact of national health policy on public health practice, and tools for understanding and managing population health. (wiley.com)
  • But the country's success in reducing its burden of communicable disease over the past few decades is largely down to the establishment of large national institutions, investment in research and innovation, and successful interventions in public health. (bmj.com)
  • disease and that being mental health and mental health disorders. (coursera.org)
  • the determinants of the disease of a health in the general population. (coursera.org)
  • In the context of such transformations, the expansion of sanitation coverage, improvement of housing conditions, and introduction of new health technologies, particularly vaccines and antibiotics, were decisive for the rapid decline in the magnitude of infectious diseases 25 , 99 . (scielo.br)
  • This new scenario has led, in the 1960s and 1970s, to the optimistic perception that this group of diseases would lose relevance in public health as economic development and access to better living conditions could be widely achieved by most countries 57 . (scielo.br)
  • However, the facts contradicted such expectations and what we saw was the acceleration of the emergence and reemergence process of infectious diseases from the end of the 20th century on, keeping them on the list of priorities of the Public Health Global Agenda 58 . (scielo.br)
  • Celebrating the 50 years of Revista de Saúde Pública (RSP), we developed this study with the objective of describing and commenting on the main features of infectious diseases in Brazil, from 1967 to 2016, highlighting those that have attained greater relevance in the public health agenda and pointing out the most striking aspects recorded in the articles published on the topic by RSP. (scielo.br)
  • An excellent foundation […], we must act together to carry out its provisions and bring non-communicable diseases into our broader global health and development agenda," he declared. (un.org)
  • Over the past decade, consumers have become more concerned for their health and are increasingly inclined to invest in DTC nutrigenetic tests to assess their risk of disease and obtain dietary advice. (bio-medicine.org)
  • the greatest threats to health remain tropical infectious diseases. (who.int)
  • TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) is hosting its first Insight Event on Airport Roles in Reducing Transmission of Communicable Diseases on March 6-7, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Airport and public health professionals will discuss key challenges and issues facing the aviation sector in reducing the transmission of communicable diseases. (trb.org)
  • Non-communicable diseases are the silent assassins in global health. (theconversation.com)
  • In 2016, we held a vote among all employees to promote activities in line with the key focus of "prevention for health in developing and emerging countries. (takeda.com)
  • Looking ahead, we will respond to the demands of the international community in the medium-term strategic domain of "prevention for health in developing and emerging countries. (takeda.com)
  • As we promote prevention of diseases to contribute to better health for people in developing and emerging countries, we established new global CSR programs, reflecting the results of a vote held among all employees. (takeda.com)
  • In order to improve the women's health working in factories in developing and emerging countries, Takeda supported HERhealth, which is a program managed by BSR, international non-profit organization, and expands the support the program in Bangladesh, China, India, Kenya, and Ethiopia in 2016. (takeda.com)
  • It should also usefully assist policymakers and health leaders in making evidence-based decisions to plan and improve programmes, services and interventions for preventing, managing and treating these diseases. (europa.eu)
  • specimen of blood and notify the case health care workers (HCWs), mainly to the central surveillance unit in the physicians, play a fundamental role in communicable diseases department at any effective epidemiological service, Methods the Supreme Council of Health where and their input is vital for strengthening the responsible staff investigate the case surveillance systems . (who.int)
  • Greg Gray, MD, MPH, FIDSA - Professor, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Infectious Diseases & Duke Global Health Institute, Durham, North Carolina (USA) and Program in Emerging Infectious Diseases Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore. (onehealthinitiative.com)
  • Formerly, Director, One Health Center of Excellence for Research & Training, Professor Department of Environmental and Global Health, College of Public Health and Health Professions, and Infectious Diseases and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida (USA). (onehealthinitiative.com)
  • Hopefully, in the near future, health insurance companies that are established in emerging countries may agree to cover the costs of genetic diagnostic testing of their clients, and thus offer this new technology to patients and their at-risk relatives. (scielo.br)
  • ABSTRACT The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population surveillance system provides data about notifiable communicable diseases. (who.int)
  • "The rapid shifts in disease burden place poor people in low- and middle-income countries at high risk of not having access to appropriate services and incurring payments for health care that push them deeper into poverty," said Timothy Evans, Director of Health, Nutrition, and Population at the World Bank Group . (worldbank.org)
  • The Henry and Stark County Health Department announces that a member of their staff recently attended the 2012 Illinois Immunization and Communicable Disease Conference. (starcourier.com)
  • Public Health is prepared to meet the challenge of emerging diseases. (lacounty.gov)
  • Background: Respiratory diseases, namely asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), account for one-fourth of the patients at the primary health-care (PHC) facilities in Pakistan. (globalhealthhub.org)
  • The Handbook of Environmental Health-Biological, Chemical and Physical Agents of Environmentally Related Disease, Volume 1, Fourth Edition includes twelve chapters on a variety of topics basically following a standard chapter outline where applicable with the exception of chapters 1, 2 and 12. (crcpress.com)
  • Chapter 2, Environmental Problems and Human Health has a general discussion of people and disease followed by a brief discussion of physiology including the human cell, blood, lymphatic system, tissue membranes, nervous system, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system and urinary system. (crcpress.com)
  • The report lists seven major health problems in India- obesity, mental health, cancer, heart diseases, respiratory diseases, hormonal disorders and food allergies. (business-standard.com)
  • Relatively little attention has been paid, by either the private or the public sector, to applications that could improve the capacity of communities to carry out the nonclinical or population-based functions of public health (i.e., services that identify local health problems, prevent epidemics and the spread of disease, protect against environmental hazards, and assure the quality and accessibility of health services). (nih.gov)
  • Garner G, Saville P, Fediaevsky A. Manual for the recognition of exotic diseases of livestock: A reference guide for animal health staff [online]. (iastate.edu)
  • Public Health Notifiable Disease Management Guidelines. (wikipedia.org)
  • A new report on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), published ahead of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April, reviews the ILO's 100 years of achievements, and reveals some of the emerging challenges and opportunities in creating better working environments. (ilo.org)
  • It reviews the ILO's 100 years of work on OSH issues, and highlights emerging health and safety issues in the world of work. (ilo.org)
  • These include more work on anticipating new and emerging OSH risks, adopting a more multidisciplinary approach and building stronger links to public health work. (ilo.org)
  • communicate both existing and emerging threats to human health posed by infectious diseases. (europa.eu)
  • ECDC's mission is to identify, assess and communicate current and emerging threats to human health posed by communicable diseases. (europa.eu)
  • Learn about the cellular, molecular, and biochemical pathways of CRISPR-associated proteins, DNA repair pathways, and applications in diverse organisms, including for human health and disease biology. (nyas.org)
  • Dr K. Stöhr of the Zoonotic Diseases Unit of WHO then reviewed the objectives of the meeting. (who.int)
  • As used in this report, refers to insects and ticks, many of which are medically important as vectors of infectious diseases. (nap.edu)
  • They result from a combination of new habitats available for the vectors of the disease and changes in human behavior (spending more time outdoors and neglecting sanitation precautions). (encyclopedia.com)
  • Incidences of disease, including possible epidemics, will become probable unless the population were careful to boil water. (thirdworldtraveler.com)
  • 6 The importance of population based research is shown by the fact that modest reductions in major risk factors for cardiovascular disease in the United Kingdom have led to gains in life years four times higher than drug treatments provide. (bmj.com)
  • When we started working with Syrian refugees in Lebanon, for example, we quickly released that chronic disease care constituted a big part of what this population really needed. (msf.org.au)
  • Upon the Europeans' arrival in the New World, the Native American population fell from 50 to 90 percent over the following years from contracting these diseases. (brighthub.com)
  • A total of 13 patients were confirmed with meningococcal disease. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • 5,6) Meningococcal disease is characterised by sporadic cases throughout the year with occasional small clusters and a definite seasonal increase in winter and early spring. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • This statement will supplement previous conjugate pneumococcal statements Reference 1-3 and provide information regarding a newly authorized conjugate vaccine against pneumococcal disease, Prevnar® 13 (PNEU-C-13). (canada.ca)
  • Australian Aboriginal children in remote communities experience high rates of many infectious diseases[ 1 , 2 ], particularly pneumococcal disease. (biomedcentral.com)
  • To the Editor: Neisseria meningitidis is an exclusive human pathogen causing serious disease worldwide resulting in rapid mortality, and is associated with large epidemics every 5-10 years. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • From August 2002 to February 2004, staff from the U.S. Department of Defense identified 522 confirmed cases of the disease in American military personnel. (encyclopedia.com)
  • This report presents the epidemiological situation for emerging and vector-borne diseases as of 2012 and describes the statistical and epidemiological methods used. (europa.eu)